A Space for Women of the World
Salt Water Wish
Take your smile
(a seashell shimmering across the floor)
and your voice
(tapping its rhythm on my skin).
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Passing a Man on the Street
A stroke of luck
made him feel like
he was wearing a suit made of sunlight
and river stones, shimmering with water.
He walked down the street
with a song tucked in his pocket,
a melody running like a thread
through his smile.
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Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. She also watches over a veritable army of pets. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Of the Web. You can find her here: http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com